LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Pixar's "The Incredibles" led the field with 16 nominations for the International Animated Film Society's 32nd annual Annie Awards.
Writer-director Brad Bird's box-office hit was nominated best animated film, along with "Shrek 2," "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" and "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence."
"The Incredibles" was nominated for Character Design, Animated Effects, Character Animation, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting (Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone and Bird as Edna Mode) and Writing.
DreamWorks Animation had 14 nominations -- seven each for "Shrek 2" and "Shark Tale."
Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" was nominated for best animated TV production, along with "Batman," "My Life as a Teenage Robot," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends."
The International Animated Film Society, which also goes by the name ASIFA-Hollywood, will present the Annie Awards Jan. 20, 2005, at a ceremony in Glendale, Calif.